Other Names for this Disease
- ED syndrome
- Ehlers Danlos syndrome
hypermobility type. Many people with EDS also have soft, velvety skin that is highly elastic and fragile. Affected individuals tend to bruise easily, and some types of the condition also cause abnormal scarring. Some forms of EDS, notably the vascular type and kyphoscoliosis type, can involve serious and potentially life-threatening complications. EDS may be caused by mutations in any one of several genes; the inheritance pattern varies by type.Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of disorders that affect connective tissue, which supports the skin, bones, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and other organs. The signs and symptoms of EDS vary by type and range from mildly loose joints to life-threatening complications. An unusually large range of joint movement (hypermobility) occurs with most forms, particularly the
Last updated: 3/2/2012
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